Colossians 1:15-20 (Part One)

Last week, we looked at the background to Colossians: how Paul was writing to guard against the temptation for his audience to incorporate the philosophies of this world into their way of following Jesus – and so water it down into just another human scheme. One of Paul’s key arguments throughout the letter is for the superiority of Jesus over everything else this world has to offer. We’re going to see this throughout the coming week as we look at just six verses – but six very famous verses, often called the “Colossian hymn.”* (Read it now, if you have a minute, although we’ll be dissecting it over the next few days.)

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